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Project: g2G! at the ELMS!

A collaborative effort between ELMS West Wing faculty and parent volunteers to bring Elms Elementary School to its full potential!

gina poblete

on 9 October 2012

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Transcript of Project: g2G! at the ELMS!

A little history... AHA! Notes Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary San Francisco Budapest Important
Details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr How g2G! all started? Reality check: Where is ELMS today? Parents offered service: "Let's partner, use us!!"
Take the best, eliminate the rest from research of other good schools
Greater good, "they are all our daughters
Taking ownership of what we want to see happen! Wonderful, POWERFUL Resource: Passionate Parents! The perpetual challenge of "funding" for such added programs
We discovered after site visit to Laurel school that WE at the ELMS have the same DNA!
ELMS is GOOD, we have the ingredients to be GREAT w/o adding $$$!
Focus on our strengths: smaller school, single gender education, parents who are willing & able!
"Bloom where you are planted!!"
No need to look far!
Let's take the ELMS to the next level and launch to GREATNESS! Assets map details doodles notes outlook photo frame The Need for a Vision! SERVING ELMS PTO Parent Classroom Rep Library Parent Lunchroom Parent Leadership Healthy Lifestyle One Planet/Sustainability/Multiculturalism Presentation skills/Public Speaking/Tech Money Matters, Business, Entrepreneurship Gratitude & Service Personality Traits: Understanding ME & Others (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr How do we bloom? It all begins with a dream!! Dream Board/Goal setting "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
— Eleanor Roosevelt DEFINING A VISION: one that was GLOBAL in perspective: "The need for education systems to be MORE effective than ever before in creating academically advanced as well as well rounded leaders, and individuals in the community." So what happens after great ideas and conversations have been exchanged? ACTION TAKEN: I had several team meetings with parent volunteers
We had a mini visioning exercise with my team, the ELMS WW faculty, assisted by parent volunteers at the library last June before school was out
A dream board exercise with ELMS WW faculty in the summer
The parent volunteers shared with my team: research info, best practices, interviewed, went on site tour of schools that had "special" programs:
Laurel Research Center for girls, AB Combs in NC, Green HS using "Leader in me" by Sean Covey (author of 7 habits of Highly effective Teens), KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program), 2 million minutes, Montessori School system, Columbus school for girls, etc.
We collaborated and talked and shared and dreamed... g2G! TEAM TEAM: "ELMS TEACHERS" led by Miss Reichart & WW faculty TEAM: "PARENT VOLUNTEERS"
willing, able and passionate about
the best education for
their daughters! TEAM: "ELMS GIRL!" The West Wing Students! (For now) Who is behind g2G! ? (triumvirate) Panther Booster Club Sports Coach Volunteers g2G! Modules for enrichment: "A way to bloom!" "Greatness" as a school would entail:
1. Academic excellence
2. Well rounded leaders g2G! YOUTUBE to be uploaded here! g2G Parent volunteers SY 2012-13: Pilot Launch of g2G, for Grades 4,5,6.
Topics were selected to focus on leadership and academic enhancement
The goal is to cascade g2G to lower grade levels and cover other relevant topics in the succeeding years.
Continuous improvement of g2G in collaboration with teachers', parents' and students' feedback PLANTING THE SEEDS OF GREATNESS PRUNING for SUCCESS:
You can follow the g2G! modules through updates via OLE Elementary website, there will be a g2G link set-up soon!
Feedback and testimonials will be shared for continuous improvement
Periodic process checks from g2G team
Invite parents for midyear or year-end g2G activity to evaluate development & success! g2G! MILESTONES in the making...
Introduction of g2G to the West Wing students It all starts with a dream...
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